Hotshot Broadband Plans

Wanting to get fibre at home? Hotshot has unlimited fibre plans to review and compare

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Is Hotshot right for me?

  • What does Hotshot offer?: Unlimited fibre broadband plans at competitive prices
  • The highlights: No contracts, different fibre speeds
  • Watch out for: Not available in all areas, no landline services

With various telecommunication companies offering all kinds of broadband connections and plans, it can be difficult to decide on the right one for you. Hotshot is one provider that keeps things simple with only Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) plans, and believes Kiwis deserve the best-priced plans that are easy to understand.

Compare Hotshot Broadband Plans

Name Product Cost (per month) Maximum Speed (mbps) Minimum Contract (months) Unlimited Data?
Hotshot Unlimited Fibre 30
$65.50
30
1
Yes
Simple and competitively priced plans with no contract. Use your own router or purchase one when you sign up.
Hotshot Unlimited Fibre 100
$69.90
100
1
Yes
Simple and competitively priced plans with no contract. Use your own router or purchase one when you sign up.
Hotshot Unlimited Fibre 200
$84.90
200
1
Yes
Simple and competitively priced plans with no contract. Use your own router or purchase one when you sign up.
Hotshot Unlimited Fibre MAX
$97.90
900
1
Yes
Simple and competitively priced plans with no contract. Use your own router or purchase one when you sign up.
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Name Product Cost (per month) Maximum Speed (mbps) Minimum Contract (months) Unlimited Data?
MyRepublic Fibre 100
$69
100
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic VDSL Unlimited
$69
70
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic Gamer Fibre Pro
$95
950
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic Fibre Pro
$85
950
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
Vodafone Unlimited Broadband
$93
900
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $10 off your plan price each month if you have a Pay Monthly mobile plan with Vodafone.
2degrees Rural Broadband
$85
N/A
12
No
SIGN UP OFFER: Free Amazon Prime Video for 1 year and a $200 joining credit when you sign up on a 12-month unlimited plan.
Vodafone Wireless Broadband
$63
900
12
No
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $10 off your plan price each month if you have a Pay Monthly mobile plan with Vodafone.
Slingshot Fibre 150GB
$54.95
100
12
No
DISCOUNT OFFER: $15 per month off the standard price on a 12 month plan (with a $250 fee for early termination). A $14.95 modem delivery charge applies. Ts&Cs apply
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Types of plans offered by Hotshot

Hotshot offers unlimited Ultra-fast Broadband plans to Kiwis that are able to get the service at their home. There are four plans to choose from, each with different download and upload speeds and there are no contracts to worry about being tied in to.

  • Unlimited Fibre 30.30Mbps download/10Mbps upload. The cheapest plan, suitable for browsing and streaming in small households.
  • Unlimited Fibre 100. 100Mbps download/20Mbps upload. Fibre 100 gives you faster download times and a more seamless experience when binge-watching your favourite Netflix show.
  • Unlimited Fibre 200. 200Mbps download/20Mbps upload. With even faster speeds, Fibre 200 allows different members of your household to stream at the same time without waiting for shows to buffer.
  • Unlimited Fibre Max. 900Mbps download/500Mbps upload. The best choice for heavy streamers, gamers or large households, Fibre Max provides the fastest and most reliable broadband connection.

The router

If you don’t have your own router, you will need to purchase one before you can get set up. Hotshot has three types of routers that you can order when you go through the sign-up process.

  • Phicomm K2: A standard router suitable for smaller homes – $99.
  • Tenda MW3: This 2-piece router provides coverage for 100-200m² homes – $198.
  • Tenda MW6: A set of 3 units that can provide fast internet coverage for homes of up to 6,000 sq ft – $297.

Product highlights

  • No contracts. Where other providers lock you in for at least 12 months on their broadband plans, Hotshot gives you the flexibility to leave or cancel your plan whenever you need to.
  • Unlimited data. With no data caps, you can stream, download and game without worrying about how much data you’ve used.
  • Unthrottled speeds. Hotshot won’t slow your speeds down.
  • Use your own router. If you already have a router that is compatible with Hotshot broadband, you can use this instead of purchasing a new one.

Watch out for

  • UFB is not available in all areas of New Zealand. If it’s not available at your place at the moment, it may be in the future. You can subscribe to Hotshot’s newsletter for more information.
  • Standard installation is included for $29.50, but additional building work may be required depending on the type of property that you live in.
  • If you already have fibre installed at your place, you will be able to get set up within seven working days. If fibre needs to be connected to your house, it could take up to three months.
  • There is no landline service with Hotshot, so if you need one, you may need to get this from another provider.
  • While UFB speeds are indicated with each plan, these may vary due to factors such as the capacity of local infrastructure, your computer and programmes you are using, the websites you access and how many other customers are using the service at the same time.

Hotshot summary

While Hotshot claims to have the cheapest price in New Zealand for fibre plans, it pays to shop around and compare options from other companies. However, with competitive prices, unlimited data and no contracts, Hotshot is worth considering if you are wanting to make the switch from your current provider.

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